Create a Cheerful Holiday for All Ages
The holiday season can be filled with family, cheer, and joy, but it can also bring feelings of loneliness and stress for many older adults. Travel can be difficult, along with special diets and shopping. Here are some things that you can do to help diminish holiday stress for your older family members and friends.
Food & Dietary Restrictions
As we age, we must take a closer look at our diets and that can make it difficult for seniors to enjoy decadent holiday meals. Foods that
Travel & Limited Mobility
Another common activity during the holidays that isn’t always easy for seniors is travel. Whether
Missing a Loved One During the Holidays
Old or young, if you have suffered the loss of a loved one, the holidays can bring extra feelings of grief. A good way to combat the loneliness or sadness a senior may feel at this time of year is to talk about it. Share your personal happy anecdote about the deceased and ask for more uplifting stories. If you avoid talking about the death of a loved one, it could leave others feeling as if you’ve forgotten or moved on. Let their life be a cheerful
Holidays are cheerful, but they’re also stressful, and the stress can be amplified as we age. Reach out to the seniors that are closest to you, ask about their lives, what they need to eat or travel comfortably. Most importantly, let them know you are thinking about them and they are loved.